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This is a basic pattern for a simple elastic gathered waist for young girls. This can be made by sewing up the seam of 45” wide fabric, turning down a waistband and hemming. The same concept can be used for bigger girls and even moms. The secret is the widthRead More →

This tea cozy can be made in two sizes: small (11″ x 9″) and large (12 1/2″ x 10″) Materials: Materials are the same for the small and large tea cozy. 1/3 yard red prequilted material 1/3 yard green fabric Wonder Under (optional) Small piece brown or black felt EmbroideryRead More →

So, I have a few Mother’s Day gifts I’ve been thinking about. The first being a tea cozy. I decided I wanted to make something “fruity” and a watermelon slice was the first thing that came to mind. I have an old cozy that was given to me by aRead More →

For a very fast, spring time carpet, stitch together a fun silk flower carpet. Use it in a gnome house or as a flower garden for the doll house, wee ones will love playing in it. Materials: Neutral felt for backing Silk flower petals Small pieces of felt for flower centers EmbroideryRead More →

Time flies! Seems we were just rushing to finish a few Christmas stocking stuffers, and now it’s time to get a few “tuck-ins” made for the Easter basket! I have 3 or 4 little gifts I’ll be whipping up. Today I’d like to share a trio of cuties I made for the grandbabies.Read More →

  Materials: Felt color A Felt color B Embroidery floss color A Embroidery floss color B 2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes Contrasting embroidery floss for sewing on eyes Stuffing (wool or polyfil) Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom Pattern Directions: (All seamsRead More →

I finally finished the hobby horses. Boy, these sure have been a long undertaking. It’s not that making the individual horses took that long, but when you design something instead of following a pattern, you wind up with a couple beta runs and there’s usually at least some “tweakage”! The last pieceRead More →

I am ALWAYS trying to come up with new ideas of organization that work for me. Not an easy task…I’m not known for my strong organizational abilities! Still, I’m always on the look out for the perfect system…ever the optimist! I am always coming up with ideas when I’m out and about. I have to recordRead More →

My little Fairy Girl is four tomorrow! I just finished putting the finishing touches on her birthday crown so she can wear it as soon as she gets up in the morning. It is mostly pink… just like she wanted. The reverse side matches the dress Gammy is making her. SheRead More →

Daisy is the newest addition to our family. Finished just last night for an eager Fairy. She is the 4th Waldorf style doll I have made now… all using the awesome kits from Weir Dolls. I think she has the sweetest face yet. Pixie’s favorite lovey, Rosie, is the one I originallyRead More →

  We created the Nubbie Doll with babies and mommies in mind. Nubbies have everything a baby loves; satin blanket binding to rub between their fingers, nubbie hands that are perfect for chewing on, and soft cotton flannel body for snuggling and they are small enough to carry everywhere! ForRead More →

While drinking my cup of tea this morning, I was thinking about the grandbabies need for bigger pockets on nature walks. I decided to throw together something they could use for collecting treasures. I wanted to make it small enough to be uncumbersome, and unlike a backpack, something they couldRead More →

I love going on walk-abouts with children. EVERYTHING is so fascinating to them. Bugs and rocks, fungus and tracks captivate their imagination and provide fodder for an insurmountable barrage of questions. And I’ve yet to go on a nature walk with a child who has not found some priceless treasure.Read More →